Do you wake up in the morning after a good sleep, looking as though you have not slept the night before?
Have you had friends and co-workers comment on how tired and sad you look, even though you feel quite rested and happy?
Do baggy eyelids add to this tired look?
Perhaps you could benefit from eyelid surgery to restore a more rested appearance.
Our patients tell us that as well as brightening their face, eyelid surgery brightens their whole outlook.
Blepharoplasty is the technical name for plastic surgery of the upper and/or lower eyelids. Both men and women can consider this operation. There are different ways to approach the surgery. Sometimes excess fat and skin is removed, and occasionally, the lids themselves are tightened or even repositioned. If it’s actually your eyebrows which are causing the droopy appearance the Doctor may recommend a brow lift.
Depending on the procedure selected, it may be performed under local (awake) or general (asleep) anaesthetic. Various methods are useful to help control the temporary swelling, bruising and dryness which can occur after the surgery, and we will take time to make sure you understand what you need to do. You will be able to resume routine activities after 1 week, but will likely want to wait 1 – 2 weeks before returning to work or social activities (with makeup). You should refrain from more vigorous activity for 4 – 6 weeks.
Eyelid surgery is real surgery. Before you decide, it’s important to learn about any possible complications, even though they are rare. These will be fully explained to you during your private consultation. At that time, you will have an opportunity for a careful and complete discussion of your options and what is involved. You will benefit from asking all your questions and browsing through our photographs.